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Old 08-09-2004, 12:05 AM   #11
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The fact that it would cost me a lot to ship a $1 baster over from America, not to mention the fees for currency exchange. :P
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:16 PM   #12
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Hehe!

Cheers Atari, just ordered one.
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Hey MarkW, presuming you're feeding the fish anyway, don't worry, the crabs will get food.
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Old 08-10-2004, 04:17 PM   #14
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Are you sure?

I was told this about my 3 shrimp, which clearly died from starvation.

They went mad every time I put a bit of food in, trying to get to some.

My new shrimp does the same, and I target fed him to test the other day, and he ate LOADS. Gulping each bit back.

I thought crabs ate only algae? My fish eat every single bit of food I put in, so the crabs won't get any apart from the TINIEST scraps.

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IMO MarkW, more food at feeding time might work. My fish are greedy too, but I make sure some hits the bottom and falls on the rocks. They can't devour all of it. Of course, watch your nitrates if you start feeding more. There is a balance I think you can find.

I also use the Formula 2 pellets with garlic frequently - in addition to flakes and frozen stuff. That always finds its way to the rocks and bottom.
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Oh yeah, crabs eat everything. Fish, other crabs, frozen food, flakes, ...
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I target-feed my shrimp every other day via a tube so the food sinks down to the bottom.

I plan to feed my crabs once a week, doing the same thing but just letting a few pieces of food settle on the sand at a few places in the tank. They'll then have a bit to go at for a few days.

Do you think this will be enough?
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Now that 95% of the algae has gone in my tank, will my crabs have enough to eat??

When should I start getting worried and target feed them?
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I'm going to get some seaweed to put on the bottom of the tank for my crabs.

What seaweed should I get - green, red or purple? Will also use this for my fish if poss.

I've been looking for some Nori but I've had no luck finding any anywhere in the UK yet...
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